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Come to the Blue Valley Luheran Homes Courtyard Terrace on Sunday February 26th, 2017 to learn about longhorns, cowboys and trail drives!
Gary and Margaret Kraisinger from Halstead, Kansas will be discussing western heritage and their research and publications in an event called “Celebrating Western Heritage – 1846-1897”. Gary and Margaret are award-winning authors who publish books and articles on Texas cattle trails. In 2016, the Kraisinger’s received the “Wrangler Award” and “Six Shooter Award” for their second book, “The Western Cattle Trail, 1874-1897, its Rise, Collapse and Revival”. They were also featured in American Cowboy Magazine!
Join us to hear their fascinating stories and learn all about the wild, wild west!
The “Celebrating Western Heritage” event has been graciously sponsored by the Hebron Secrest Library. Admission is free!
The 12th Annual Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Golf Tournament was held August 19 at the Hebron Country Club in Hebron, Nebraska. With a beautiful day and 72 golfers, the Tournament was a success; raising more than $7,000.
“We are so appreciative of the support we receive, particularly with the participation in our annual golf tournament,” says Megan Hinrichs, Director of Development. “Everyone from individual donors, to players, sponsors, and volunteers step up to help make a difference. It’s extremely gratifying, enabling us to address the needs of our residents.”
The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Golf Tournament began in 2004, as a way to raise funds for remodeling and upgrade projects that normal operating expenses do not cover. This year’s funds are earmarked for a shower chair for residents in the Care Home. The shower chair allows dependent residents to have their showers and cares done in a safe and easily managed method. The chair helps make the tasks easier, safer and puts less stress on the residents and staff. The chair aids in protecting skin integrity all while keeping residents clean and comfortable.
A beautifully sunny day with very little breeze set the stage for a wonderful day with golfers enjoying the scramble competition, food and beverages, flag prizes, and a great golf experience. The threat of impending rain kept the golfers busy on the course to try and finish before the rain hit. Golf teams came from Hebron, Ruskin, Bruning, Deshler, Davenport, Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding areas to participate in a day of relaxation and golf.
The tournament champion this year was the Gunner Mumford, Dave Klaumann, Ryan Butler and Eric Krupicka team with a score of 55. The first flight winners were the Draeger McDonald team with members Brandon Draeger, Damon McDonald, Matt Vieselmeyer and Brian Yeager with a score of 63. The second flight winner went to the Blue Valley Lutheran Homes team with members Janice Klaumann, Dale Klaumann, Eldon Kassebaum and Randy Kozeal with a score of 72. Each flight winner was awarded a commemorative cooler. Congratulations also goes out to Dave Klaumann who got a Hole in One on Hole #4. That was a special addition to a very fun day!
A wonderful hamburger, polish dog, potato salad, baked beans, cookies and ice tea supper was donated and cooked by NuStar Energy of Geneva, Nebraska.
The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes would like to thank all of the sponsors, players, volunteers and donors for the tournament this year.